Episode 184. An Interview with Senator Boozman

In this episode of Voices from the Field, Margo Hale, NCAT’s Southeast Regional Director, visits with U.S. Senator John Boozman of Arkansas. Margo has known the senator since she was a child and has worked with Sen. Boozman’s office on agriculture issues since he entered Congress.

With Senator Boozman’s new role as Ranking Member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, Margo welcomed an opportunity to visit with the senator about issues affecting small farmers. In their conversation, Senator Boozman shares his connection to agriculture, and they talk about the diversity of Arkansas agriculture.

They also discuss the impact COVID-19 has had on the food supply and farmers, opportunities for small farmers in local food systems, the economic situation for farms, and looking ahead to the next Farm Bill.

Senator Boozman has been a long-time supporter of NCAT’s ATTRA Sustainable Agriculture Program and Armed to Farm.

Watch the video version of this interview, and also see the related ATTRA blog.

Related ATTRA Resources:

ATTRA COVID-19 Resources

Armed to Farm

Other Resources:

Senator John Boozman

For more information on this topic, you can contact Margo Hale directly via email at margoh@ncat.org.

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